Acupuncture

Myths about acupuncture

Some Great Reasons to Give Acupuncture a Try

The following article is from the MindBodyGreen website. Today, we’re witnessing a major shift in how people think about their health and well-being. From fitness and food to mindfulness and self-care, people are finally realizing the true power of prevention and focusing their time and attention on it. When we maintain our body, we can prevent

Pain Management

5 Ways You Can Manage Your Pain

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Spine, muscle and nervous system pain has many causes including physical trauma, poor posture, repetitive motion, overuse, and wear and tear. The pain may be so severe it keeps you from falling asleep, leaving you fatigued and unable to focus on

Everybody experiences pain, but what exactly is pain and how do we measure it?

The following article is from the Canadian Chiropractic Association website. Author: CCA Staff Team Everybody experiences pain, but what exactly is pain and how do we measure it? Developing a common scale to identify levels of pain is difficult considering that everyone has a slightly different physical response to pain stimuli. Scientists define pain as

7 Steps to Naturally Conquer Allergies

The following article is from the Pathways to Family Wellness magazine. Author: Peter Braglia, D.C. Your body’s lack of ability to properly adapt to the changing environment (in this case the change of seasons) is what we label as a seasonal allergy. After all, everyone breathes the same pollen, yet everyone does not have seasonal

Migraine: A Journey In Healing

by June Bradley The following article is excerpted from one that appeared on www.vitalitymagazine.com For seven years I was never without drugs. My body was reeling from the side effects of migraine medication. My Tylenol 3 intake increased to seventy a month, including a daily intake of “migraine prevention” drugs. I tried a total of

Managing Holiday Stress

The holiday season can be a very stressful time for many people. Holiday stress fuelled by busy schedules, parties, school and work events, shopping for gifts, and many other obligations can wreak havoc on your routine and sense of balance, leaving you tired, irritable, and overwhelmed.  Add to that the vague sense that you are

The Heart-Mind Connection

by Justin Ngui-Hon-Sang, R.TCMP, R.Ac The following article is excerpted from one that appeared on www.vitalitymagazine.com Modern science tells us that in order to live well, we must have a strong heart. In allopathic medicine this means that the heart has to be robust, it has to pump oxygen-rich blood to the cells, and it

Taking the Irritable out of IBS

Naturopathy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Diana Visocchi, ND The following article is excerpted from one that appeared on www.vitalitymagazine.com Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a digestive ailment characterized by abdominal cramping, pain, bloating, diarrhea, and/or constipation. It has been estimated that 15% of our population suffers from IBS, making it one of the conditions

The Healthy Family Expo

There are many times when the clouds roll over Vancouver, threatening to rain out the weekend when we all want to be playing outside.  The question of what to do on these kinds of days had an easy answer on March 6th: head to the Healthy Family Expo at the Vancouver Convention Center!  The evolve

Steroids and Side Effects

Steroids and their unwanted side effects Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medications that mimic the natural anti-inflammatory hormones in our body. They are used to control an overactive immune reaction in multiple conditions like rashes, allergies, asthma, and autoimmune disorders.  They are potent and highly effective, but have significant unwanted effects, the degree of which is usually